Hunter-Central Coast & New England PPA Training Sessions: July – Sept 2024

Are you looking to switch to renewable electricity for your business?

Join our introductory workshops on renewable electricity purchasing for businesses in the Hunter and New England regions NSW this Winter! BRC-A is partnering with Energy Corporation of NSW (EnergyCo) to deliver ‘how to’ PPA workshops for business energy buyers to share the basics of renewable energy procurement.  EnergyCo is delivering essential infrastructure in the NSW Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) aimed at reducing the cost and increasing the availability of renewable energy in NSW.

Renewable PPAs enable businesses to benefit from low cost, high-value renewable electricity, reduce emissions and share in the benefits these projects deliver to regional communities. To learn more, click here. 

These 2-hour workshops will be held both in-person and online in July – September 2024, and are suitable for organisations buying over 1 GWh of electricity per year. If you typically spend $200,000 or more a year on electricity, it’s ideal for you. Following these introductory workshops, thanks to EnergyCo, we will also deliver a 1-day PPA Training Bootcamp for interested businesses (more details to come).

If you’re a proactive leader and are keen to learn from experts, come along to one of the workshops to find out more. Register for the workshops at the links below.

Event details

  • Newcastle CBD (venue TBA): Wednesday 31st July, 12-2pm.
  • Maitland CBD (venue TBA): Wednesday 7th August, 12-2pm.
  • Online (link TBA): Wednesday 14th August, 12-2pm.
  • Armidale CBD, date & time TBA.
  • Tamworth CBD, date & time TBA.

A light lunch will be provided.



Register Newcastle   Register Maitland      Register online   


Register your interest – Tamworth Register your interest – Armidale 

More about the sessions…

What will you learn?
  • How a renewable energy PPAs work, what options are available to your organisation.
  • How other organisations have procured a PPA. Hear from regional companies and councils that have executed PPAs.
  • Regional community benefits, best practice and group buying.
  • The essentials of building a business case, common challenges & how to manage them.
  • How to access more support.
Who should attend?

This course is suitable for energy buyers in corporate, government and other organisations. No prior knowledge is required:

  • Energy procurement managers.
  • Sustainability managers.
  • Marketing and Communications managers.
  • Accounts and Finance managers.
  • Contracts / Legal managers.
  • CFOs, CEOs and Managing Directors.

BRC-A provides extensive resources, information, and educational support for parties involved on all sides of the PPA process… The reach, impact and effectiveness of the BRC-A in educating and engaging buyers is difficult to overstate.

Krista Milne​, Co-Director, Climate Change and City Resilience​, City of Melbourne